“You are never too old to set another goal or to dream a new dream."
Chair at Vistage International
Co-Chairman, Middle Market Committee
Private Directors Association
In the 3rd Quarter of 2021 John Trakselis and Chuck Andrews merged two CEO Advisory Boards into One.
The foundation of the merger is one of mutual respect, synergistic contributions and a core value of facilitating an excellent experience for Vistage members.
John is an experienced CEO coach and counselor to business owners and senior executives in the Chicago area. He is dedicated to developing and connecting authentic leaders, increasing the effectiveness of CEOs and enhancing the lives of senior executives in meaningful and significant ways.
As a Vistage leader and Chair, John facilitates sessions with clients who meet in small peer advisory groups every month to help one another become better leaders, make better decisions and achieve better results. He also provides one-on-one coaching.
During his 15 years as a Vistage Chair, he has helped over 60 CEOs navigate one recession, and now one pandemic. He has facilitated over 300 CEO Peer Group Meetings and conducted over 3500, one-to-one coaching sessions.
John has been affiliated with Vistage since 2005.
Chair, CEO Advisory Boards
October 2005 - Present
Private Directors Association®
Co Chairman, Middle Market Committee
Principal, M. Wood Company - 10 years
Executive Search & Consulting
Alberto Culver - 4 Years
SVP, Corporate Administration
Arthur Andersen - 20 years
Partner for 8 years
The UC Booth School of Business
MBA, Finance and Accounting
St. John's University, Minnesota
BS, Economics and Accounting